Supporters and visitors flooded the premises for our first public event after six months' closure due to COVID-19 restrictions. The event was outdoors, plus the display pavilions - the main building was closed. It took a large team of volunteers to run the event within SA Health COVID guidelines, with recording visitors, sanitiser provided throughout, restricted numbers in each pavilion, one way traffic, extra staff and extra hygiene preparing and serving food, etc - thank you all for the extra effort.
We were extremely happy that approx. 590 visitors attended on a lovely fine day.
There was plenty to see, hear and do, including plants for sale, cake and craft stalls, Upbeatz Drumming Ensemble, Spirit of Swing jazz combo, Devonshire tea and sausage sizzle. The Tea Tree Gully branch of the CWA joined us, along with honey and candles from Williamstown and china painting. Children could follow a Busy Bee Trail. Our resident blacksmith was at work.
Our latest exhibition, ' Pioneers to Producers', was officially launched by Dr Richard Harvey MP. The designer, Richard Browning, attended, as did Amanda James from the History Trust of SA, which granted finance.